Pro SQL Server 2005 Database Design and Optimization will teach you effective strategies for designing proper databases. It covers everything from how to gather business requirements to logical data modeling and normalization. It then shows you how to implement your design on SQL Server 2005.
The authors also describe how to optimize and secure access to this data, covering indexing strategies, SQL design and optimization, and strategies for increased scalability to support large numbers of concurrent users. They provide in-depth advice on optimal code distribution in SQL Server 2005 applications, in the wake of innovations to be able to use .NET code in the database itself. This essential book will ensure that projects have a well-designed database and secure, optimized data access strategies right from the start.
About the Author
Louis Davidson has been in the IT industry for more than 14 years as a corporate database developer and architect. The majority of his experience has been with Microsoft SQL Server, in every version that has been released since 4.21a. Louis is a senior data architect for Compass Technology, supporting the Christian Broadcasting Network and NorthStar Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Louis has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, with a minor in mathematics. He has been a volunteer with the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) for more than 5 years. In October 2004, Louis was awarded the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for SQL Server by Microsoft, an honor he is proud to have been given. In his "free" time, Louis can often be found writing for his blog http://spaces.msn.com/drsql
, or on the Microsoft SQL Server newsgroups and forums. is the technical strategy manager for SQL Server solutions at Quest Software, a leading provider of award-winning tools for database management and application monitoring on the SQL Server platform. Kevin is the president of the international Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). He has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2004. Kevin is the lead author of SQL in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference
(O'Reilly Media Inc., 2004) and Transact-SQL Programming
(O'Reilly Media, Inc., 1999). Kevin writes the monthly SQL Server Drilldown column for Database Trends & Applications
, blogs at http://www.sqlmag.com
, and is a resident expert at SearchSQLServer.com. Kevin is a top-rated speaker, appearing at international conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, DevTeach, PASS, Microsoft IT Forum, and SQL Connections. When he's not pulling his hair out over work, he loves to spend time with his four kids and in his flower and vegetable gardens. Kurt Windisch is a senior technical specialist with Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc., a global provider of technology solutions with headquarters in Springfield, Illinois. He has more than 15 years of experience in IT, and is a DBA and technical architect for the internal IT department at LRS. He spent 5 years serving on the board of directors for PASS, has written for several SQL Server magazines, and has presented at conferences internationally on the topic of database programming with SQL Server